All About Us
Fourth graders are introduced to their classmates at the beginning of the school year. As a class, they are shown items from their "getting to know you" bag and talk about each one. To end the lesson, they identify one thing about each person.
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All About Prepositions
Learn how to describe items that are behind, under, or between other items with a set of worksheets about prepositions. Three activities include a reading passage, a writing prompt, and a grammar jigsaw puzzle with an extensive word bank.
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
All About Homophones
Put the fun back in reading fundamentals with an interactive set of lessons about homophones. Learners of all ages explore the relationships between words that sound the same but have different meanings, and complete a variety of fun and...
1st - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction PPS Writing Units of Study
Imagine a year-long writing plan aligned to Common Core standards. Here it is! This resource packet, the first in the series of units, introduces the plan, provides an overview of the research-based approach, and a discussion of the key...
4th English Language Arts
Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions, Main Ideas, and Key Vocabulary about the Bullfro
As your 3rd grade class finishes reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the eighth lesson of this unit helps readers from an understanding of the very specific information on the final page of the book. As with the entire unit, students...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Miss Mitchell's Comet
Maria Mitchell discovered a comet, became the first female astronomer in the United States, and even has a crater on the moon named after her! Learn more about her passion for the stars with an informative reading passage, followed by...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Blind Men and the Elephant
Sometimes it's necessary to view the whole picture before making a judgment about a small part. Read a short story about five blind men who try to identify an elephant by feeling different parts and coming to their own conclusions....
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Section Three: What's the Status of Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is essential for every habitat, but many species are at risk due to pollution and other factors. Explore several different species native to Illinois in a gallery walk with posters that learners have created after research...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
EdTech Tuesdays: Write About This
Learn all about how to get your class writing with this quick video tutorial for the app Write About This. Watch as Rich and Jennifer preview the app and show you how to use its features. After viewing this video, you'll have a solid...
4 mins 4th - 6th English Language Arts